08 September 2009, Tuesday, 17:34

Fifty-nine couples will marry in Ufa on the day of "three nines"

author: Elmira Sabirova

On Wednesday, September 9, despite its being a weekday, registry offices in Ufa will open their doors for young people who will take their vows. 59 couples decided to start family on 09.09.09 in Ufa. However there is no such wedding boom this year like it was in 2007 (07.07.07) and in 2008 (08.08.08). Marsel Valeev, the head of the General register office at the Ministry of justice RB says that this is caused by the fact that, firstly, September 9 falls on Wednesday and it is rather uncomfortable both for young couples and for their guests and, secondly, such "happy" days are going out of fashion.

— Statistics shows that several couples whose wedding was on 07.07.07 are already divorced, -he says. — A fashionable date is not the guarantee of family happiness. By the way, exactly on September 9 in the registry office of Ordzhonikidzevsky region there will a celebration in honour of a couple living together for 50 years.

Vasily and Lidiya Desyatkins got married 50 years ago sharp — on September 9 in 1959. They decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary as an important event.

— When we decided to get married we did not think of any magic dates. Horoscopes, numerals, other superstitions are all nothing, — Lidiya Konstantinovna says. — All that matters in family life is tolerance, industry, and of course, love.